Virginia Rowing Announces 2015 Schedule
Nov. 18, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–Virginia rowing head coach Kevin Sauer announced the Cavaliers’ 2015 schedule Tuesday (Nov. 18). The five-time defending Atlantic Coast Conference Champions will compete in eight regattas.
Virginia opens 2015 at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, March 14-15 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Last year, the Cavaliers swept 21 races at the regatta, which has served as UVa’s official Spring opener for several seasons.
The Cavaliers travel to Redwood Shores, Calif., for the second year in a row to compete in the Pac-12 Challenge March 28-29. UVa will race Stanford, Oregon State and California throughout the weekend. Cal finished second at last year’s NCAA Championships, while Stanford placed fourth.
The Cavaliers’ lone home regatta will be the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on April 4 on Lake Monticello. Virginia will face two-time defending NCAA Champion Ohio State in the morning and Michigan in the afternoon. Clemson will be the ACC’s other representative at the event.
A visit to Princeton, N.J., to face Cornell, Harvard and Princeton on April 11 and the Clemson Invite on April 18-19 complete a stretch of four consecutive weekends where UVa will compete. Princeton placed sixth at NCAAs in 2014.
The Cavaliers’ Varsity Eight will travel to Seattle, Wash., on May 2 for the Opening Day Regatta, hosted by Washington and the Seattle Yacht Club.
The 16th ACC Rowing Championships will be held May 15-16 in Clemson, S.C., the sixth-straight year the Tigers have hosted the regatta. Virginia has 14 of the 15 conference championships and has claimed 54 of the 60 events contested. The conference regatta will be expanded from four events to five, with the Second Varsity Four event being added to last year’s lineup of the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Third Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Four.
The Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, Calif., will be the host facility for the NCAA Championships May 29-31. It is the site of Virginia’s first NCAA title in 2010. The Cavaliers finished fifth at the 2014 national regatta, the eighth-consecutive year UVa has placed in the top six.